Since its hey-day in the 1960s and 1970s, the classic A-frame has had a rough time. Often left in disrepair, in need of updates, or replaced with a modern contemporary, it's rare to see a newly built A-frame appreciated for its style and function.
But that's exactly what the architect Hans Murman of Murman Arkitekter did when he built this brand-new, fabulously chic A-frame on a mountain top in northern Sweden. First reported by Dezeen Magazine, the Björk restaurant in the ski resort of Hemavan uses the gabled style in a 3,767-square-foot, two-story restaurant that seats 80 skiers or snowboarders.
The steeply pitched roof allows snow to drift, and timber beams dominate the interior. Throw in some gorgeous pendant lighting, a lot of pale pine surfaces, and even some hanging antlers, and you've got a modern take on one of ski country's most iconic architecture styles.
- Murman Arkitekter completes tent-shaped restaurant for a Swedish Ski Resort [Dezeen]
- Murman Arkitekter [Official Site]
- The Essential Guide to the 7 Types of Ski Town Architecture [Curbed Ski]